Saturday, July 20, 2019

Storing Meat

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from Survival Blog:

While some people are vegetarians and get by just fine, I feel that is not the normal eating habits of humans. Humans are omnivores who are designed to eat both meat and plants. Most preppers have the plant part down with growing their own vegetable gardens, foraging wild plants in their area, or a combination of those two. Meat is a more difficult food item for many preppers.

Edible plants and sprouts can be grown even in an apartment or a small outdoor space. But growing meat in a small space is more difficult, but perhaps not impossible. Fish are a possible answer that can possibly be grown in a small area as long as you have the required food for your fish. Rabbits require only a small area as long as you have access to food and water for them. Chickens are often allowed to roam or are caged in larger pens but could likely be grown in much more confined cages.

Everything You Need To Know About Long-Term Canned Food Storage (+10 Signs of Spoilage)

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by Lisa Egan, The Organic Prepper:

You’ve likely got a nice supply of canned goods in your pantry and food storage inventory, but how long do those products truly last?

Will they still be safe to eat when a disaster arises and you need to start popping those cans open and consuming their contents?

“Best by”, “sell by”, “use by”, “best before”, and expiration dates are all terms used on food packaging, and they are often a source of confusion.

This Isn’t Normal: 20 Earthquakes Of Magnitude 3.0 Or Greater Have Hit California Within The Last 24 Hours

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

It has been more than 10 days since southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that the state has experienced in decades, and yet the shaking refuses to stop.  In fact, now northern California is joining the party.  On Tuesday, San Francisco residents were greatly alarmed when a magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled buildings all over the region.  Thankfully not a lot of damage was done, but it has been a very long time since California has been hit by so many sizable earthquakes over such an extended period of time.  According to the USGS, there have been 20 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the state of California within the last 24 hours.  Of course most of the “experts” are assuring us that all of this seismic activity will soon settle down, but what if they are wrong?

Want To Survive The Coming Squeeze? With Food Shortages Ahead And Food Prices Set For Massive Escalation, This Is Why Preppers Are Much Better Geared For Survival

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

The damage from the massive flooding in the midwest isn’t only affecting farmers, many of which say they may not be able to overcome the severe losses, but trickles down to consumers as expected food shortages will cause an extreme increase in prices at the grocery store across the nation.

Agriculture Secretary Sunny Purdue estimates that up to a million calves have been lost to the flooding, from what Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts calls the “most widespread disaster we have had in our state’s history.”  While losses are still being tallied, initial estimates by Nebraska Department of Agriculture are expected to exceed $400 million in crops and more than $400 million in lost livestock. Those numbers are projected to rise.

How to create your own emergency food supply on a budget

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from Intellihub:

There are two main reasons why some people choose not to be preppers: Number one, they feel as though they will never find themselves in a SHTF scenario, and number two, they aren’t prepared to spend money on something that they may never have to use. While it is true that you may never need to put your survival skills and supplies to use, it’s better to be safe than sorry as the old saying goes, and you’ll be happy that you became a prepper when you and your family are caught in the middle of a real survival situation. Prepping doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, either. Even creating an emergency food supply can be relatively inexpensive if you know the right way to do it.

Hidden in Plain Sight: How To Make a Tactical Hideaway

by Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition:

Home defense is a concern for many. And who wouldn’t be? 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. More interesting, is that the average burglary takes 10 minutes and the stolen property amounts to over $2,000 in stolen property.

According to one home security website, “most people don’t hide their valuable items carefully, and burglars know it. Once they break in, burglars head straight for the master bedroom, where they scavenge through dresser drawers and nightstands, look under mattresses, and search closets. Cash, jewelry, and weapons are some of the things a burglar wants most from your home.”

Selco’s Rant: A**holes, Experts, and Conspiracy Theorists in the Survival Community

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by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

It seems that as situation everywhere (political, economic, interracial…) gets more and more heated we have more and more people in the survival community that can be separated into several groups.

Classification of the groups is my personal classification and that does not mean it is written in stone. It is just my observation of survivalists and preppers that show up here and there, and as I said, in recent times, there are more of them appearing more often.

And I mention here only most usual “groups.” I see these groups too often not to mention this.

The compelling link between food and mood: Eating real food plays a significant role in how mentally healthy you are

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by Rhonda Johansson, Natural News:

Across all the literature and studies on the potential link between mental health and one’s diet, experts agree that cutting down on inflammatory foods is a sure-fire way to feel better. The effects can be likened to the domino effect; with healthier food improving physical function, which in turn boosts mental health. Unsurprisingly, this strengthened mental capacity encourages people to be more physically fit, thus completing the cycle for better overall health.

Time and again REAL science has shown the compelling link between eating organic food and improved mental health. Scientists and nutritionists alike have highlighted and underscored it (twice) that the best way to beat depression (and similar mental illnesses) is to first look at the food one is eating.

This Emergency Food Storage Tip Could be a Lifesaver if the Grid Goes Down in the Summer

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:
ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, you’re already all too familiar with the ins and outs of different types of food preservation. We once did an article on what actions to take in the event of an EMP where the power supply to your refrigerator disappears, possibly forever. But do we really truly sit back and take stock of the gravity of the situation regarding the seasons? Yes, most people try to cram their refrigerators and freezers full of food even during the summer months. It is the summer months that it is time to “divest” your earnings and diversify your food “portfolio,” so to speak.

HODLing Bitcoin From One Natural Disaster To The Next

by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:

Those who follow me on Facebook know that I reported live this week from Hurricane Max in Acapulco, which luckily just missed our area, as opposed to four years ago today where a tropical storm wiped out some local towns and our anarchist rescue team helped in the recovery.

I then arrived yesterday in Mexico City just in time to live stream the 7.1 earthquake that hit the area. (*Note: I spent the evening with Jose Rodriguez of Bitso.com who had been helping the recovery all day and has started a fundraiser to help people in Mexico City HERE.)

Damage at the airport wasn’t bad but most flights were cancelled and I ended up scouring the airport like a vagrant for hours looking for my bag and then searching the entire city for the one remaining hotel room… which the damned price gougers had at $2,000 US for the night… albeit it was the Presidential Suite at the St. Regis. Thank you, by the way, price gougers.

As I write now I am finally on my connecting flight through to Houston, then Denver, then Aspen for the Nexus conference.

Before leaving Anarchapulco, though, I did an interview with the Silver Doctors about bitcoin where we talked about the Chinese fiasco… namely that the Chinese government threatened to kidnap or kill anyone operating a bitcoin exchange within their arbitrary, illusionary sphere of extortion. If I haven’t said it before, let me say now, f**k you, Chinese government.

In any case, as I pointed out, this will essentially prove to be futile in the grand scheme of the cryptocurrency market. All that the Chinese government can do is threaten its citizens with violence to scare them into closing down major exchanges in the mainland.

This will result in forcing existing mainland exchanges to move their operations elsewhere to places like Hong Kong and Singapore. And, eventually, into decentralized exchanges which exist exactly nowhere… try threatening code, government!

As I have said in the past, it is impossible to end bitcoin with a government decree. Bitcoin don’t care, it’s the honey badger of currencies and is based on emotionless mathematical equations. Exchanges, which are centralized, can fear the boot of government stomping down on their faces, but the bitcoin blockchain knows no fear.

Check out the full interview here which goes into further depth about these aforementioned points.

Hopefully there aren’t too many more natural disasters in my near future… but we are nearing September 23rd, which many speculate will have a major event… and today is actually the end of the Jubilee year… if it is this year.

Read More @ TheDollarVigilante.com

Tips For The Caffeinated: Coffee After The SHTF

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

If you are anything like me, there’s nothing like that first sip of piping hot coffee in the crisp, cool, and silent morning mountain air, then you’ll understand the importance of making sure you’ve got your ‘cup of joe’ covered, even if the SHTF. Here are some tips and tricks to prepare for the worst, while still making sure you continue to enjoy the simple things in life – like your morning coffee.

Did you know that coffee restores mental alertness just seconds after you drink it? Although we’re primarily concerned here with it as a drink, caffeine, as well as ground coffee, is available in other forms, such as tablets and as an ingredient in a mixture. It takes a lot to overdose, and the lethal dose for an adult is 150 to 200 mg of caffeine per kg of body weight. To place this into perspective, if you weighed about 120 lbs., you would have to drink about 75 cups of coffee before you checked into the big Starbuck’s in the sky.